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About Dr. Nathan H Thuma MD
Dr. Nathan H Thuma, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Saint Helena, CA. He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Thuma is affiliated with Crestwood Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Nathan H Thuma has the following 2 specialties
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
Dr. Nathan H Thuma has the following 15 expertise
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) / Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Personality Disorder
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Mental Illness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Clinical Depression
- Drug Abuse (Substance-Related Addiction Disorders)
Dr. Nathan H Thuma is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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Self-verified patient of Dr. Nathan H Thuma - Posted on October 16th, 2016
I had a battle with anxiety and depression as a result of a lot of change in my life in a short amount of time. My career was dipping and my public speaking events were causing panic attacks. My primary care physician literally told me that I just need to find another job, but Dr. Thuma actually listened to my concerns and believed that short term help through pharmaceuticals could get me through a very rough time in my life. Fast forward a year and a half later and I'm now in control of my life and do not need many of the prescriptions I needed when I had my first appointment. I'm actually one of the leaders of my team in business development, obtaining goals that match my potential, and in a great place in my marriage and family. Be honest with yourself and with him, it will only do you good.
the DEA contacted me.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nathan H Thuma - Posted on March 6th, 2016
the DEA called me and requested a sit down to get info about Dr Thuma and the drugs he has been prescribing me. normally i would have ignored such a request, but the good DR screwed me over. thank god i recorded everything.
Self-verified patient of Dr. Nathan H Thuma - Posted on August 20th, 2015
Dr. Thuma is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
34 Years Experience
Indiana University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1985
Uc Irvine Medical Center
Dr. Nathan H Thuma Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO Deductible Plan CA only
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
Blue Cross California
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
- Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
- Blue Cross CA Select PPO
More about Dr. Nathan H Thuma
Raised in Indiana; BA in English 1980 from Vassar College in New York; MD 1985 from Indiana University; Psychiatry training at UC Irvine, graduated 1989. Board Certified in Psychiatry in 1992. My first five years of practice were in west Los Angeles from 1989-1994. Moved to Napa County in 1994 to work at Saint Helena Hospital for 7 years. Then I struck out with my own private practice, combined with a half time position for Sonoma County Mental Health in Santa Rosa. I worked there for 6 years with outpatients suffering from schizophrenia. In January, 2008 I moved into a half time position at Napa State Hospital, doing forensic psychiatry for the State of California. I am still there. It was in this position that I testified in a controversial case in Sacramento in about September, 2008. The judge publicly accused me of committing perjury, and this sadly is what people now see when they google my name. The testimony I gave was fully supported by my colleagues and the administration at the hospital. Otherwise, I have been medical director for over 12 years at a Crestwood Angwin. This is a 53 bed residential facility for the severely mentally ill known as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Center. We get very ill patients under LPS conservatorship from all over Northern California. This has made me an expert in treating Schizophrenia. I am there on Wednesday mornings. Call if you have further questions at 707-963-3696.
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